Manish Dayal - Updated Jul 2024

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Manish Dayal

Manish Dayal is an American actor and producer. Manish Dayal had a big break after he played in the movie ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’ and has been pretty famous after this. He also has been in several TV shows and his fans are also gradually increasing.

Early Life and Childhood

Manish Dayal is 39 years old. She was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA on June 17, 1983. But he uses Dayal as his stage surname because it was his grandfather’s first name.

He was born in the USA thus having an American nationality. But his ethnicity is different and is American only by place of birth.

He was born to Indian parents Sudhir and Hema Patel originally from Gujarat, India. Dayal has three siblings, two older siblings, and one younger sibling. He leads a private life so there is not much information available about his family and other life aspects as well.

Manish Dayal

Caption: Manish Dayal
on her childhood photo carrying her sister on his arm (Source: Instagram)


Being born in the United States of America, he attended schools and colleges there and graduated. Dayal went to Heathwood Hall Episcopal School. After that, he went to George Washington University and successfully graduated.

Since he was young, he had interests and dreams of acting. Therefore, to pursue his acting career, he moved to New York City for better opportunities. After moving to New York, he got training in acting at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.

Manish Dayal – Net Worth 2024

Manish Dayal’s net worth in 2023 is approximately $1M. His salary and income have not come public yet therefore no information is provided.

Personal Life

The American-Indian actor Manish belongs to an Indian ethnicity prefers to keep his social life behind the curtains. This is the reason that no past relationship has been disclosed about him to date.

However, he was happily married to a beautiful woman named Snehal Patel a few years ago. The couple shared a very beautiful bond from the past few years before their marriage.

They married on 2nd May 2015. The wedding happened in an Indian theme with their relatives. They did not have many pictures made public.

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Caption: Manish Dayal with Wife Sneha Patel (Source: Coconut Oil)

After 3 months after their wedding, Snehal was pregnant with their first child. She gave birth to a son. He has not been revealed yet.

Again in July 2017, he shared a picture of his wife’s belly bump which suggests that Snehal is pregnant with their second child. Since he has not confirmed her pregnancy, the picture could be of her first pregnancy.

Body Measurements

Manish Dayal has a height of 5 ft 8 inches. He weighs 65 kg. His chest size is 39, his waist size is 32, and his biceps size is 12 inches. He has black hair color and dark brown eye color.

Career and Professional Life

Before coming into the lights of fame and the world of acting, Dayal appeared in commercials like Domino’s Pizza, Windows, Nintendo, and McDonald’s.

Manish made his debut in the television movie, ‘Break the Addiction’. The same year, he played the role of the character Jack in the Telugu feature film titled ‘Indian Beauty.

In the year 2008, he portrayed a lead character in the Broadway show ‘Rafta Rafta’. He appeared in some popular movies like ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ and ‘Paula van der Oest’s Domino Effect’.

Also, he is part of some series as well, namely, ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’, ’Outsourced’,Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and ’Switched at Birth’.

Manish Dayal

Caption: Manish Dayal (center) plays a young chef, Hassan, in The Hundred-Foot Journey. A scene with Om Puri, who plays his father, and Helen Mirren, who plays the owner of a fancy French restaurant.

Similarly, he starred as Hassan Kadam in the movie ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’ which had a major turn in his career acting and opened doors to greater opportunities. He also played Raj Kher in the American teen series 2019.

In the year 2018, hewasd featured in the Fox TV Series, ‘The Resident’.

Other than movies and television series, Dayal has also participated in several video games which are ‘The Grand Theft Auto IV’, ‘Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, and ‘Star Wars: The Old Republic. These roles also help him push a little forward.

Manish Dayal – Social Media

Manish likes sharing some of his social life sometimes. Therefore, he has an Instagram and a Twitter account. His Twitter account has the name ‘@TheManishDayal’ with 30.4k followers.

Similarly, his Instagram account has the name ‘@manishdayal’ with 196k followers, and his Facebook account with 44,829 followers.